Ottawa Arts Council Presents 2015 Arts Awards

Monday, April 20, 2015

It was an evening of celebration at the 2015 Arts Awards Presentation. The Ottawa Arts Council hosted this event at the Theatre and Studio of Arts Court with the support of RBC Financial.  $19,000 was awarded to finalists and recipients in three categories thanks to the generous sponsorship of RBC Royal Bank, Mann Lawyers LLP and GGFL Chartered Accountants.

Mayor Watson and sponsors were on hand to present the awards and attendees included award nominees, nominators and a theatre full of enthusiastic supporters.

Janet Irwing with Mayor Jim WatsonVictor Tolgesy Arts Award 

Recipient – Janet Irwin 

 

 

 

Janet Irwin holding her Victor Tolgesy Arts Award with Mayor Jim Watson

 

 

 

 

Left to right: Deborah Bourchier (GGFL), Yvonne Coutts, Andrew Wright, Roger Wilson, and Heather Austin-Skaret (Mann Lawyers)2015 Ottawa Arts Council Mid-Career Artist Award 

Recipient – Yvonne Coutts – Dancer/Choreographer

Finalist – Roger D. Wilson – Filmmaker

Finalist – Andrew Wright – Photographer/Multi Media Artist

In photo (left to right): Deborah Bourchier (GGFL, Chartered Accountants), Yvonne Coutts, Andrew Wright, Roger Wilson, and Heather Austin-Skaret (Mann Lawyers)

 

Left to right: Brecken Hancock, Lisa L'Heureux, Leslie Hossack, and Mike Haley (RBC)2015 RBC Emerging Artist Award

Recipient – Lisa L’Heureux – Playwright

Finalist – Brecken Hancock – Poet

Finalist – Leslie Hossack – Photographer

 

In photo (left to right): Brecken Hancock, Lisa L'Heureux, Leslie Hossack, and Mike Haley (RBC)

 

 

Finalists were chosen by an independent jury and announced on March 26.  Subsequently the jury was expanded to make a final decision on the Award recipients.  Jury members are selected to represent the various arts disciplines of the nominees.

EVENT DETAILS

View of the reception prior to the presentation of the awards

2015 Arts Awards Presentation
Monday, April 20, 2015
Reception 6:30 p.m. / Awards Presentation 7:15 p.m.
Arts Court Studio and Theatre, 2, Daly Ave.

 

MC – Annie Lefebvre

Musical Entertainment: Alex Moxon, Guitar; Ed Lister, Trumpet; and Phil Charbonneau, Bass

Catering – Todrics

 

The Ottawa Arts Council would like to thank their award sponsors, Mayor Jim Watson, the City of Ottawa, our event volunteers and all who nominated and supported this year’s nominees and finalists.

Arts Awards Presentation Event

RBC, Royal Bank, event sponsor

Award Sponsors

Awards sponsors: RBC Emerging Artists Project; GGFL, Chartered Accountants; Mann Lawyers; and the City of Ottawa